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Let’s hope the Aussies are less incontinent than England.
Travelling to another continent can be a loosening experience.

The Liebke Report Card: Yes they're rubbish at cricket, but England are the complete comedy unit

Cummins, of course.

A fit Hazlewood, of course.

Starc,now, of course.

Last spot, Richardson,then Boland,then Neser.

DAY 2 REPORT: Starc, Boland strike back after England finally show some fight

Starkers could learn from his accuracy.

FLEM'S VERDICT: Scary thing for England is Pat will get even better and the job he did on Crawley was pure gold

Joel Paris, the unluckiest fast bowler since Bruce Reid.

FLEM'S VERDICT: Scary thing for England is Pat will get even better and the job he did on Crawley was pure gold

Cricinfo reckon that Green’s four over spell was the fastest of the day and the most threatening.
One wicket, one run.

FLEM'S VERDICT: Scary thing for England is Pat will get even better and the job he did on Crawley was pure gold

A team is as strong as its weakest player.
Who is that for Australia? Harris?

Why England’s 2010-11 Ashes success won’t be repeated for a long, long time

Richardson has bulked up considerably so I don’t get the “vulnerable to injuries” thing. Besides ,it was his shoulder, not a leg.
He’s no Bruce Reid.
I don’t like the “I ran in a race” award mentality, but hope Boland does well.
Then there’ll really be a selection conundrum for Sydney.

UPDATED: Vic quick to make shock debut, England swing the axe

That reminds me of the golfer who was putting a strange ball on the tee when his playing partner asked to look at it.
“What’s different about it?”
“It glows in the dark, it beeps when you track it with a phone app and you can locate it on Google Earth.!”
“Where did you get it?”
“I found it”

Deep Point: What makes Marnus world's No.1, and why the Joe Root pile on is 'absolute bulls--t'

If he’s the best Victoria can offer,Gawdhelpthem.
Mind you, Neser, Boland, Swepson and Steketee would be enough to roll the English.

UPDATED: Vic quick to make shock debut, England swing the axe

Not so good in T20,won the ODI World Cup by the skin of the law.

Can England prevent an Ashes whitewash?

He’s played more than Boland this season.

UPDATED: Vic quick to make shock debut, England swing the axe

You mean like Whiteman?
FC average of 32, but much higher in the last two years.
He’s a great fielder, with a better arm than Maxwell.

Ashes Scout: Crawley to open after England's 'brutally honest kick up the bum', Haddin calls for Stokes to captain

Seeing that January is Hobart’s hottest month, average 20°C max, the English will feel at home and get through all their overs as fast as they should.
That will give them the maximum chance to take 20 wickets

However if they continue to serve up dross they will be clattered.
The Australian top six will have had another 300 overs to get used to them.
Green will have honed his outswinger which will be suited to cooler days and moister air.
The English only hope lies in the weather.
Hobart in January has between 15 and 22 rain days on average and allowing for La Nina pushes that to the high side
My prognostication is for two or three days with significant rain interruptions.
Sydney may,as is its history, be the same.
Despite having a no-rotation policy , Australia may have had six quicks play by the Sydney Test.
The top three, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood will be pretty fresh by Hobart and if they bowl to conditions and the wicket, it’s going to be tough for England.
How have spinners gone at Hobart this Sheffield Shield season?
Lyon’s now in his groove,with the 400th behind him.
I would say a shellacking is coming England’s way.

The good, the bad, the worst: Adelaide Test edition

That didn’t work.
Australia got them at an English Test rate,not the typical four runs an over, so the win would have come in four days or fewer not five.
Probably ten sessions…

Ashes Scout: England coach's defiance as he reveals post game showdown - 'I'd pick same team again'

I did see that in the first Test, the English bowlers only bowled 5% of the time at the stumps. How can you win or want to win doing that?
The % of full ie wicket taking deliveries , as employed by the Australians,compared to the English, which were bowled in the 2nd Test might be equally enlightening.

Ashes Scout: England coach's defiance as he reveals post game showdown - 'I'd pick same team again'

If the Stawell Gift was the MCG test, England would be on 12 metres, Australia on scratch and would still win going away.

Player for player, England have only Hameed above Harris, Smith and Root at evens, Robinson over Neser.

I’m forecasting an innings victory with a follow-on following an England all out for 90 effort.

They’re not changing the line-up,the MCG is suited to fast bowlers, just ask Boland, who’s probably the tenth best quick in the country at the moment.
England are tired already, imagine them at Perth with 40° days. Maybe McGowan is a secret supporter -he is from Rockingham after all…

The good, the bad, the worst: Adelaide Test edition

The hirsute ones should be Fabios

BRETT GEEVES: Marnus, Smith schtick is infuriating and must be countered by impactful verbals

Whiteman for me. And a wonderful fielder.

Warner to play in Adelaide, but young openers should start forming a queue

He reminds me of Harsh Truth Harry, an Essendon “supporter”, who in the course of two years on the Roar, never said one good thing about the Bombers – or anyone else.
Warner will make 40~. That’ll do

Cummins backs Richardson as Hazlewood replacement, Warner decision made

He’s better than Starc,too

Cummins backs Richardson as Hazlewood replacement, Warner decision made

Gee,Frank. Who’d have thought that you could be so positive straight off the mark?

Cheap shot on Harris,expect no less from you.
Warner is bruised, will have painkillers and will have luck.
Smith and Green are due.
Pitch will be dry and hard so no seam to worry either side.
Australia still 30% better in batting,bowling and fielding so what’s your gripe?

Cummins backs Richardson as Hazlewood replacement, Warner decision made

The Guardian UK has a great quote:-
Haseeb Hameed, Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler have all shown some intent.
If they can turn their 20s and 30s into 120s and 130s, and Root can extend his batting masterclass, and Stokes can be himself again, and Anderson and Broad can manage a swansong, we could just witness a contest.

Here’s another quote
“If Marcus Harris can remind us why he was picked and Steve Smith can revert to his recent average in Ashes Tests and Green can remember where his stumps are as he did in the Shield against decent fast bowlers last season,Warner,Labs,Head and Starc won’t need to make the bulk of the runs and Australia will win by an innings and two hundred runs”

Say it isn't so: England could end up playing Jack Leach again

I used to be conceited but now I’m perfect

Hazlewood officially ruled out of second Test, Warner doubtful

The parallel with Dennis Lillee springs to mind. When he had done his job,as he saw it, to dismiss either or both of the openers and into the middle order,then the other bowlers could put in the overs and get more wickets.

Cricket may need to adopt the par score system to measure the skill level of its Test batters

Not to mention that they didn’t mention Ash Sampi being absolutely mauled 3 metres away.

Ten years on: Why Ten's AFL commentary still reigns supreme

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